American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum, Amarillo

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The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum was created by the American Quarter Horse Association, based in Amarillo, Texas. It honors people and horses who contributed to the growth of the American Quarter Horse.MuseumThe American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum features photographs of honorees and paintings of American Quarter Horses famous in the bloodlines of current champions. Many of the paintings are by the western artist Orren Mixer. There are interactive exhibits about horse anatomy, horse riding and disciplines of the American Quarter Horse. Other displays include artifacts, riding and cowboy attire, tack, photos and ribbons and memorabilia about inductees.Hall of Fame nominationsTo be considered by the Hall of Fame, anyone may nominate either people or horses to be considered. Nominations from the membership are due by October 1. They are then screened and sent to the Hall of Fame committee which meets in the following March. Nominations stay active for three years, then must sit out for three years before being considered again. People being considered may be alive or deceased, but horses must be deceased.HorsesList of horses currently inducted in the American Quarter Horse Association's Hall of Fame:PeopleThis list is incomplete.
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  • Very nice museum. Had an interactive part that was fun. Mostly just pictures and tropheys though. Mostly just about breeding, showing and racing. Kinda disappointed that there was not more about rodeo...  more »
  • We visited the museum on a road trip to another state. We stopped and visited the museum and gift shot and learned quite a lot about Quarter Horses. It's a cute little museum and very fun and educatio...  more »
  • So it was raining buckets when we arrived and I was thankful that we were able to park close enough to run in. The first floor area is perfect for small children to interact and touch the various tool...  more »
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  • Very educational and comprehensive...a Classy must see for any horse enthusiast!
  • Wonderful a place to learn and enjoy it all about so humble animals.👍💝😘😍
  • very interesting information I did not know. love the place great people.
  • My equine loving daughter thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
  • Outstanding amount of art, history, and a must see everyone can enjoy!